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    Default it was 9 years ago today...

    ...that George Harrison passed away

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    This article is about the musician. For his eponymous album, see George Harrison (album). For other persons named George Harrison, see George Harrison (disambiguation).
    George Harrison
    George Harrison meeting President Gerald Ford in the Oval Office in 1974.Background informationAlso known asCarl Harrison
    L'Angelo Misterioso
    Hari Georgeson
    Nelson/Spike Wilbury
    George Harrysong
    George O'Hara-SmithBorn25 February 1943(1943-02-25)
    Liverpool, England, United KingdomDied29 November 2001(2001-11-29) (aged 58)
    Los Angeles, California, United StatesGenresRock, pop, psychedelic rock, experimental, worldOccupationsMusician, singer-songwriter, actor, record and film producerInstrumentsGuitar, vocals, bass, keyboards, ukulele, mandolin, sitar, tambura, sarod, swarmandalYears active1958–2001LabelsParlophone, Capitol, Swan, Apple, Vee-Jay, EMI, Dark HorseAssociated actsThe Quarrymen, The Beatles, Traveling Wilburys, Dhani HarrisonWebsiteGeorgeHarrison.comNotable instrumentsGretsch Country Gentleman
    Rosewood Telecaster
    George Harrison,[1] MBE (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001)[2] was an English rock guitarist, singer-songwriter, actor and film producer who achieved international fame as lead guitarist of The Beatles.[3][4] Often referred to as "the quiet Beatle",[3] Harrison embraced Indian mysticism, and helped broaden the horizons of the other Beatles, as well as those of their Western audience.[5] Following the band's break-up, he had a successful career as a solo artist and later as part of the Traveling Wilburys, and also as a film and record producer. Harrison is listed at number 21 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".[6]
    Although most of The Beatles' songs were written by Lennon and McCartney, Harrison, also a songwriter, generally contributed 1-2 songs per record from the With The Beatles onwards.[7] His later compositions with The Beatles include "Here Comes the Sun", "Something" and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps". By the time of the band's break-up, Harrison had accumulated a backlog of material, which he then released as the acclaimed and successful triple album All Things Must Pass in 1970, from which came two singles: a double A-side single, "My Sweet Lord" backed with "Isn't It a Pity", and "What Is Life". In addition to his solo work, Harrison co-wrote two hits for Ringo Starr, another former Beatle, as well as songs for the Traveling Wilburys—the supergroup he formed in 1988 with Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, and Roy Orbison.
    Harrison embraced Indian culture and Hinduism in the mid 1960s, and helped expand Western awareness of sitar music and of the Hare Krishna movement. With Ravi Shankar he organised a major charity concert with the 1971 Concert for Bangladesh.
    Besides being a musician, he was also a record producer and co-founder of the production company HandMade Films. In his work as a film producer, he collaborated with people as diverse as the members of Monty Python and Madonna.[8] He was married twice, to the model Pattie Boyd in 1966, and to the record company secretary Olivia Trinidad Arias in 1978, with whom he had one son, Dhani Harrison. He was a close friend of Eric Clapton. He is the only Beatle to have published an autobiography, with I Me Mine in 1980. Harrison died of lung cancer in 2001.

    here comes the sun
    give me love...
    carackerbox palace
    handle with care
    got my mind set on you
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    Serial Under Achiever Tiggi's Avatar
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    I think I was sadder at George's demise than John's.

    He seemed to be a true idealist who lived his life in a principled way, and he deserved better than to be stabbed & then to perish from cancer.

    Not that John deserved to be shot...

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    Fifth Beatle gryphon's Avatar
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    I miss George a lot............he was a great gentle soul

    One thing also baffled me about him.....................despite his journey through spiritualism...............George was officially buried as a Christian!
    Nice to be able to go back to trust and friendship!!!!!!!!!

    It's a mixed up sensation this being alive
    Oh! it wears a man down into the ground
    It's the strangest elation
    I can't describe it
    Oh it leaves a man weary
    It makes a man frown.
    .............................Chris Simpson ( "Mixed Up Sensations" 1975 Martin's Cafe )

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    a restless spirit Jerome's Avatar
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    All Things Must Pass.....

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    Grumpy Old Man Music Head's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerome View Post
    All Things Must Pass.....
    A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.
    Will Rogers

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